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Dream Job? Candy Company is Hiring a ‘Chief Candy Officer’ to Taste Test Product, and it Pays $78k

How would you like to get paid for eating candy every day? If this is your dream job, apply to Candy Funhouse, Canada’s Largest Online Candy Store. Presently, they are looking for a Chief Candy Officer (yes, you read that right) to taste all of the sweets in their inventory and award their favorites with the official “Chief Candy Officer Stamp of Approval.” This position includes being the head taste tester, deciding which new products will join the company’s virtual shelves, running candy board meetings, and “taking charge of all things fun!


Apply for the Dream Job of Eating Candy Everyday

Candy Funhouse boasts having every kind of candy imaginable, from new creations to childhood favorites to old vintage confections. But now they’re searching for the world’s first and only Chief Candy Officer, a job straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Additionally, this dream job pays $100,000 CAD or about $78,000 USD. [1]


Above all, the official requirements of the Chief Candy Officer position, according to the company’s LinkedIn include: An eagerness to try confectionary products, a creative mind, and being a natural-born leader with golden taste buds. Additionally, they need to be a resident of North America and be fluent in English with good communication skills. They’ll need a sweet tooth, obviously, with no food allergies. [2] The job posting emphasizes that the applicant needs to have a strong sense of fun. Moreover, there’s no previous experience necessary, and the position to open to anyone above the age of five. In other words, the candy company is truly taking a page out of Willy Wonka’s book by opening the role to a child candy enthusiast like the titular Charlie.

However, the job is not a leisurely walk through Wonka’s Chocolate Room. The candidate will need to go through extensive palate training and learn other required skills. In addition, they need to taste-test over 3500 items every month. This can be done remotely or at the company’s offices in Toronto or Newark, New Jersey, depending on where the employee lives. [3]

If you’re interested in this dream job, don’t delay. The deadline for applying is August 31, 2022. And don’t worry, the chief candy officer gets an excellent dental plan too. 

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  1. “$100,000 per year to eat candy? Sweets company opens taste-testing job to ages 5 and up.USA Today. Saleen Martin. August 2, 2022.
  2. “Candy Funhouse: Chief Candy Officer.LinkedIn. Jamal Hejazi. July 2022
  3. “A candy company is hiring a ‘chief candy officer’ to taste test 3,500 pieces a month, and the salary is $78,000.Business Insider. Travis Clark. August 2, 2022
  4. “Online Gambling Company Offers a Gig Watching ‘Simpsons’ Episodes.Snopes. Bethania Palma. October 17, 2021
  5. “12 of the Weirdest Jobs You Didn’t Know You Could Apply For.Reader’s Digest. Rudie Obias. December 16, 2021